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Melbourne in Brevard County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Land Yacht Port-O-Call

 
 
Land Yacht Port-O-Call Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jamie Cox, February 8, 2012
1. Land Yacht Port-O-Call Marker
Inscription.  Land Yacht Port-O-Call, travel trailer park, originally for Airstream trailers only, was begun in 1969 on 21 acres leased from Melbourne Airport. In 1979 seven and one half acres were added to the park, making room for a total of 647 trailers.

Much of the work of developing the park was done by the residents themselves who were retirees from all across the United States and Canada. The park became a small community with its own post office, recreation hall and library. As in most communities, life-long friendships were form among the residents, many of whom were winter residents only. Each autumn the year-round residents looked forward to the return of their friends.

Port-O-Call was closed in 2004, after 35 years at this location.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. A significant historical year for this entry is 1969.
 
Location. 28° 5.227′ N, 80° 37.634′ W. Marker is in Melbourne, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker is at the intersection of Eddie Allan Road and Airport Boulevard, on the left when traveling east on Eddie Allan Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Melbourne FL 32901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Land Yacht Port-O-Call Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jamie Cox, February 8, 2012
2. Land Yacht Port-O-Call Marker
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8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Naval Air Station Melbourne (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lincoln Hotel (approx. half a mile away); Holy Trinity (approx. 0.6 miles away); United States Army (approx. 0.8 miles away); United States Marine Corps (approx. 0.8 miles away); United States Navy (approx. 0.8 miles away); United States Air Force (approx. 0.8 miles away); United States Coast Guard (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Melbourne.
 
Regarding Land Yacht Port-O-Call. The airport authority evicted the residents over their vocal objections to make way for a commercial project which failed to materialize. As of 2012, the streets of Land Yacht Port-O-Call stand vacant.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2017. It was originally submitted on February 8, 2012, by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. This page has been viewed 726 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 8, 2012, by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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May. 26, 2022